Rival calls for probe after Facebook page reveals assemblywoman’s romance with employee – NYPOST.com


The allegation that  Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera gave her boyfriend, Tommy Torres, four-month “no-show” job  in 2010-11 continues to make news.

The NY Post reports that her Democratic primary challenger Mark Gjonaj is calling for both the Assembly and the Bronx DA to investigate the allegation.

“The public has the right to expect a full investigation into the conflict of interest by all appropriate government agencies,” he said.


Friends in Rivera’s 80th AD tell me that Naomi has been well-received by her constituents when out campaigning in recent weeks. One person did express concern over the “no-show” job. Another said that with two challengers on the September ballot splitting the vote, Rivera will prevail.

Read complete story – Rival calls for probe after Facebook page reveals assemblywoman’s romance with employee – NYPOST.com.

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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